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Russia to Deploy Armata Tanks, APCs, Air-Defense Missiles in Arctic

Sputnik News

13:07 26.05.2015

Tanks and armored vehicles, based on the Armata and Bumerang combat platforms, air defense missile batteries and other military hardware will soon be deployed in Russia's Arctic regions, the Southern Military District's press service announced on Tuesday.

"Commanding officers of the Defense Ministry's Transport Service will be meeting in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss the transport on railway platforms of Pantsir air defense missile complexes, Armata tanks, armored vehicles and other weapons systems to military units deployed in the country's Arctic regions," the statement said.

In all, nearly 70 officers from the Southern, Western, Central and Eastern Military Districts, as well as the Northern Fleet, will be taking part in the meeting.

The T-14 Armata next generation main battle tank was showcased during the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow, along with all-new armored vehicles, built around the Bumerang combat platform.

Apart from its advanced armored tracked platform, which combines all the last decade's major developments and innovations in battle vehicle design and construction, the Armata tank features a multi-layer armored capsule, separated from the ammunition container, the crew is securely enclosed in.

The vehicle is fully computerized and only needs three servicemen to operate it.

The new Boomerang unified wheeled platform will serve as the basis for a whole new family of combat and auxiliary armored vehicles.

Pantsir S-1 is a combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery system using phased-array radars for both target acquisition and tracking.

It was designed to provide air defense of military, industrial and administrative installations against aircraft, helicopters, precision munitions, cruise missiles and drones and to provide additional protection to air defense units from enemy air attacks employing precision munitions especially at low and extremely low ranges.


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